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Additional brands listed in national poppy seed recall

Date: 16/11/2022

​​​Additional brands have been listed in the national poppy seed recall announced yesterday. 

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is coordinating the consumer recall of poppy seeds due to the potential presence of thebaine, a toxic chemical. 

The recalled brands of poppy seeds are: 

  • Hoyts Food Manufacturing - Hoyts Poppy Seeds 

  • Gaganis Bros Imported Food Wholesalers - Gaganis Premium Australian Poppy Seed 

  • East West Foods Wholesale - Poppy Seeds 

  • Basfoods International - Royal Fields Poppy Seeds 

  • Eumarrah - Eumarrah Poppy Seeds 

If additional products are identified as part of this recall, they will be listed on the FSANZ website here

Anyone who has consumed the recalled products and experienced unusual and/or severe symptoms should seek immediate medical attention. 

Symptoms can include breathing difficulty, breathing more rapidly than normal, muscle spasms and unconsciousness. 

State and territory food authorities are investigating the cause of the contamination. 

More information on the recalled products is available on the FSANZ website​. Health advice is available from state and territory health department websites. 


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